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NY B83886

April 22, 1997

CLA-2-66:RR:NC:3:353 B83886


TARIFF NO.: 6601.99.0000

Mr. Jack D. Moon
E. Besler & Company
P.O. Box 66361
Chicago, Illinois 60666-0361

RE: The tariff classification of an umbrella from China.

Dear Mr. Moon:

In your letter dated March 17, 1997, received in this office March 28, 1997, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a umbrella with a lucite like shaft. In the handle of the umbrella is a reservoir which houses a flashlight device. When the switch on the handle is in the on position the lucite like shaft will light up.

The applicable subheading for the umbrella will be 6601.99.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Umbrellas and sun umbrellas (including walking-stick umbrellas, garden umbrellas and similar umbrellas): Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 8.2% ad valorem.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Martin Weiss at 212-466-5881.


Paul K. Schwartz
Chief, Textiles & Apparel Branch

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